In England, secondary school history teacher education courses last around thirty-six weeks and consists of both university and school-based studies at the university of Birmingham. Throughout the 36 weeks, student teachers are required to be involved in a variety of different activities one of which is preparing assignments concerning the teaching of history and general educational issues. In the teacher preparation process in England, assignments are one of the important components because they provide advantages for both student teachers and teacher educators. In this paper, first of all, it is intended to examine the role of assignments in educating secondary school history teachers. Secondly, a general overview is given about the kind of assignments which English secondary school history students are required to undertake and then specifically assignments for a secondary school teacher education course in history are examined in depth. Finally, in the conclusion, some recommendations for Turkey are made.